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Love Story




Drama Details
Title:Love Story
Telecast:2001-04-15 to 2001-06-24
Season:Spring 2001

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TV Station:TBS
Duration:11 Episodes

Misaki (Miho Nakayama) is a book editor approaching thirty who hasn't put out a bestseller or discovered a great author. Sidelined, she is told to look after Koh Nagase (Etsushi Toyokawa), a romance novelist in a slump.

If he would publish a book, everything would be fine. But for the past 2 years, Koh hasn't put out so much as a page. He is a proud, difficult man who has gone through many editors and Misaki soon angers Koh who fires her. But Misaki begins to visit Koh's apartment to get him to write. She gets to know his neighbours like budding illustrator, Nabetomo (Shingo Katori), who lives next door and Kano (Yuka) who followed him to the capital and now works in the Sunset Cafe in the apartment building.

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Soundtrack and Theme Songs (2)
1. Love Story [Cagnet]
2. Haruka 遥か [Spitz]LYRICS ]

Actor/Actress Cast (8)
Nakayama Miho
Sudoh Misaki
Toyokawa Etsushi
Nagase Ko
Katori Shingo
Nabetomo Kyoji
Kobayashi Kano
Kato Haruhiko
Iketani Mitsugu
Hatano Hiroko
Kurata Yumi
Ono Takehiko
Kashiwabara Shujo
Kotani Kinya
Nagase Kenji

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1. Love Story Official Website

Drama Reviews (8)
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1. nice [Rating: 7/10]
it's full of uncertainity. an unsaid love i guess. but overall, the story is soo good. Miho is soo cute here despite her age that was 30. i like the line "...if sensei was nobita, then i'll be your doraemon....". a story between an old fashioned writer and his editor. touchi, very touchi....
Reviewed by kuuryu on 18 January 2002
2. Not too bad [Rating: 7/10]
Jus finish watching this new drama, Shingo is good inside the show. Quite a good show... but not enough romantic love scenes between Nakayama Miho and Etsushi Toyokawa until the ending.
Reviewed by joyjoy on 14 August 2001
3. Great Show [Rating: 9/10]
this is a light and easy love story. really great! A must watch show for this season. As usual, Nakayama Miho, and Etsushi Toyokawa's acting are really great.
Reviewed by julus on 7 July 2001
4. Real Good!!!! [Rating: 9/10]
This dorama is real good. "If sensei was Nobita... I will be Doraemon." It's was such a cute sentence!!!!!!!!!! Must see it before watching other doramas!!!!
Reviewed by wahyu_ru on 3 May 2003
5. A must buy [Rating: 7/10]
A good drama. But I agree with the above reviews.Not enough love scenes betwen Nakayama & Etsuhi. Shingo and Yuka are good in this drama also.
Reviewed by piglet44 on 15 April 2002
6. Go See! [Rating: 8/10]
This is a nice little dorama to watch. Sometimes Yuka's little yelling sprees get annoying. But all in all this is a good Dorama.
Reviewed by Mystic_21 on 12 June 2002
7. forgot to add... [Rating: 10/10]
i like the theme song Haruka Ni by Spitz, it fits the story so well. also, the songs by cagnet were good too.
Reviewed by catcat on 10 August 2001
8. Good [Rating: 5/10]
The vcd is not out in SIngapore yet.. But I am waiting for it! it must be a MUST watch show.
Reviewed by cheergal on 9 July 2001

Comments From Users (41)
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1. Comments by EstherM [Rating: 9/10]
The title is corny, the plot less so. This is one great romantic drama which manages to avoid the biggest cliches of the genre (no terminal illness, no living in the same housing complex, no falling sick or kissing while drunk, no getting together at episode 7, breaking up around 9 and getting back together in the final episode). It even has some really funny moments! The leads, Toyokawa Etsushi and Nakayama Miho, both stunningly beautiful in Love Story, are brilliant as always. If you like Golden Bowl or Kekkon Dekinai Otoko, you might like this one. Maybe it�Ls more for an older audience though.
2. Comments by hero too good! [Rating: 10/10]
omg, the actors and actress is reallyx500 cool and cute!espesially katori shingo!(my all time fave little guy:),and kana chan, also every 1 else. this drama is not really seriouse, it's just very interesting. this drama gave me tears!:'(
it was soooooooooooooooo good in the last episode.shingo great acting!!!the other ppl, goog acting too!
3. Comments by jade_frost [Rating: 8/10]
Wonderfully funny and touching love story although the romantic entanglements almost seemed to at times to get out of hand. Etsushi Toyokawa played the dour, difficult Nagase terrifically. Miho Nakayama's role wasn't that endearing but it still made an engrossing watch. Also loved the OST especially Haruka.
4. Comments by zoqh [Rating: 7/10]
The story line is too smooth. Limited touching moments. Slow at times... but not enough romantic love scenes between Nakayama Miho and Etsushi Toyokawa until the ending. I like the theme song Haruka Ni by Spitz, it fits the story so well. also, the songs by cagnet were good too.
5. Comments by Susan [Rating: 8/10]
Miho, my Miho. As usual she was simply delightful. This character, in particular, suited her acting style and simple beauty. I think that I was disappointed, however, by how this series dragged it's feet at times. Still, I think this was one of the best of its kind.
6. Comments by lelokong [Rating: 6/10]
Toyokawa Etsushi makes this drama so suckie, alot of time it felt like Nakayama Miho was just pouring her heart out to a brick wall, makes it so boring. really, no matter how many chicks died in my arm, its Nakayama Miho, how could u not wanna be with her. lol
7. Comments by Eyrien* [Rating: 9/10]
Personally, my top choice for when in the mood for romantic fluff. All of the characters are strong, especially Nakayama Miho and Toyokawa Estushi. Kato Haruhiko, Katori Shingo, and Yuka also give good performances. The ending is sugar coated. Cute^_^!
8. Comments by masnita [Rating: 10/10]
The best thing I like about this drama is Nakayama Miho's role...about a girl that willing to do her best for something that she believed in even though for others it may seem petty..and finally touching the hearts of others.
9. Comments by i_heart_jrock [Rating: 8/10]
i only saw half of this show while i was in japan ^^; (soo hard to watch without subs... thank god for my grandma translating it for me! XD) i liked this show though! i hope i can watch the whole thing sometime soon.
10. Comments by carie_akanishi [Rating: 7/10]
Its a good one, only learn how to appreciate it the second time I watch.. Watched for the sake of Shingo's n Yuka's love story in the first place but overall the 2 leads were funny n good too.
11. Comments by marspeach [Rating: 7/10]
Nice start and good interaction between the two leads. But it got draggy for me in the second half and Shingo's side story was boring.
12. Comments by Signo [Rating: 8/10]
nice show! the title is kind of simple, but the slow plot fits perfectly with the characters. for the atmosphere one point extra.
13. Comments by takuya_angel [Rating: 7/10]
This show is not bad! A bit too draggy. Being a Shingo fan...i was a little dissapointed that there's not much abt this hunk!
14. Comments by jdfan [Rating: 7/10]
An above average dorama. The story line is too smooth. Limited touching moments. This is not the best Miho Nakayama show.
15. Comments by Akakage [Rating: 7/10]
Not so good, but what makes it interesting was Toyokawa Etsushi and Katori Shingo, they were good.
16. Comments by emiko [Rating: 9/10]
Funny and I feel really good during watching this series. I even forget to go to the toilet ;p
17. Comments by pingpiyo [Rating: 9/10]
A little slow paced, but very touching story of two people who fall in love with eachother.
18. Comments by jasp10n [Rating: 7/10]
I saw without subs and I don't understand a lot. I'll see again with subs.
19. Comments by ct_subang [Rating: 5/10]
storywise-kinda boring�ther wasn't just enuff chemistry among the casts�
20. Comments by JackClark [Rating: 10/10]
Awesome series, awesome cast. Misaki and Nagase chemistry is wonderful.
21. Comments by 100aw [Rating: 7/10]
Surprisingly quite a good drama. Slow at times.
22. Comments by juuan [Rating: 6/10]
Somewhat disappointing, given the strong leads.
23. Comments by biga816 [Rating: 7/10]
I liked it....thats pretty much all I can say.
24. Comments by Boogoo8 [Rating: 8/10]
Tender yet subtle love story! Love the ending!
25. Comments by Ushiroyubi [Rating: 7/10]
fun story. interesting and colorful dialog.
26. Comments by natzumi [Rating: 7/10]
A lit' draggy and long... interesting.
27. Comments by RL21 [Rating: 10/10]
really my all-time-fave so far...
28. Comments by Bsalez [Rating: 7/10]
Ok just ok..Nothin special here
29. Comments by Michi [Rating: 1/10]
bought and have sold it! :P
30. Comments by eml132 [Rating: ?/10]
Watched 1 episode so far...

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Users who voted for this drama (8)
1. thyelaine
A very simple and nice love story.. just like the title. The soundtrack is great too.
2. wznpbg
Simple and all six main actors/actresses preformed very well
3. HC
Simple and light hearted. Loved Miho's performance.
4. aquarius*star*
5. jashingo
6. horse35
7. bto_1999
8. memory_moua